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Sarcasm \Sar"casm\, n. [F. sarcasme, L. sarcasmus, Gr. sarkasmo`s, from sarka`zein to tear flesh like dogs, to bite the lips in rage, to speak bitterly, to sneer, fr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh.] A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest. [1913 Webster] The sarcasms of those critics who imagine our art to be a matter of inspiration. --Sir J. Reynolds. [1913 Webster] Syn: Satire; irony; ridicule; taunt; gibe. [1913 Webster]

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